A 44-year-old Bronx man, Keith Patron, has been arrested in conjunction with a gay bashing last week at a McDonald’s in New York’s West Village.
On Wednesday Jamar McLeod, 24, was slashed in the face, neck and back outside the eatery after Patron hurled anti-gay slurs at McLeod and his girlfriend, Jalisa Griffen, who is transgender.
The encounter started inside, when the assailant eyed Griffen in line for the women’s room. “The guy started calling us faggots, saying he can’t stand gay people,’’ said Griffen. “The insults were directed directly at me. My boyfriend said, ‘This is my girl.’”